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The coronavirus pandemic has upended lives around the world over the past year, forcing changes in how we live, work and even eat. At the annual CES show this week, tech companies are discussing a variety of ways to fight back against COVID-19 through masks, disinfectants, air purifiers and touchless technology.
The companies understand that no one technology can win the battle against the virus, which is why many of them are positioned as part of the new normal that life’s turning into. One such company, Alarm.com,in an effort to cut down on transmission of bacteria and viruses that we otherwise often leave on places we touch.
It’s “another way we can stay vigilant and protect one another,” Alarm.com said.
There are robots near-hospital-grade accuracy. And there’s a mask that has a built-in microphone so you can still take a call and be easily heard when you keep your mask on. Its name, appropriately, is MaskFone. “The MaskFone is a daily essential that protects you and anyone you cross paths with from harmful bacteria, viruses and pollution.”to disinfect high-touch, high-traffic areas in a corporate office, retail store or restaurant. There are sensors that stick to your body to detect flulike symptoms with
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